Family Typical Antbirds (Thamnophilidae)

Least Concern

Collared Antshrike (Thamnophilus bernardi)


Taxonomy

French: Batara de Bernard German: Fleckengesicht-Ameisenwürger Spanish: Batará collarejo
Taxonomy:

Tamnophilus [sic] Bernardi

Lesson

, 1844,

Guayaquil, Guayas, Ecuador

.

Previously placed in Sakesphorus, but genetic analysis shows that it belongs in Thamnophilus, where closest to T. bridgesi and T. atrinucha#R. Formerly included T. shumbae as a race (see that species). Some plumage differences among Pacific-slope populations are inconstant and others appear to be clinal; no diagnostic differences discernible for proposed races piurae (Piura, in NW Peru) and cajamarcae (Cajamarca, in NW Peru). Monotypic.

Distribution:

WC & SW Ecuador (Manabí, Guayas including Puna I, El Oro, Loja) and NW & NC Peru (Pacific slope in Tumbes and Piura S to N Ancash).

Descriptive notes

16–17 cm; 28·9–41 g. Male has head, throat and upper breast black, speckled white around bill, white from nape to breast-sides and remaining underparts;... read more

Voice

Loudsong a rapidly delivered, short (c. 2-second) series of staccato notes on same pitch, beginning... read more

Habitat

Understorey to canopy of tropical deciduous forest and lighter woodland, lowland arid scrub, and... read more

Food and feeding

Little recorded. Feeds mostly on variety of insects, including true bugs (Hemiptera, Homoptera), orthopterans, beetles (Coleoptera) and... read more

Breeding

Jan–Apr in Ecuador, with all nests started after onset of rainy season; single nest in May in Peru. In Ecuador (12 nests) a deep cup... read more

Movements

Presumed resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: present in Tumbesian Region EBA. Occurs in Machalilla National Park, Loma Alta Ecological Reserve, and... read more

Recommended citation

Zimmer, K., Isler, M.L. & Kirwan, G.M. (2018). Collared Antshrike (Thamnophilus bernardi). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/56657 on 10 December 2018).